Dental New Years Resolutions that Everyone Should Stick To
Whether you’re a believer in new years resolutions or not, there are a few things that everyone should be focusing on this year in regards to their oral health:
Brush Every Day
It might be tempting to skip brushing your teeth after a night out on the town or on a lazy Sunday morning, but it’s a bad habit that can quickly spiral into something more serious. Skipping brushing your teeth every once in a while isn’t the end of the world but when it starts to become a habit, it can pose a real problem to your overall oral health. No matter how tired you are, force yourself to keep brushing your teeth and to make it a regular part of your routine.
Flossing can be a bit of a pain to remember on a daily basis but it’s such a vitally important part of your dental hygiene routine. If the traditional long string style of floss is unappealing to you, there are a number of other styles (like floss sticks) you can try out that make flossing quickly and efficiently a breeze.
Cut Down on your Sugar Consumption
While too much sugar has negative effects on your entire body, it’s unrealistic to expect anyone to cut it out completely. Try reducing your intake as much as you can and the next time a craving hits, reach for an apple or a banana instead of an over-processed sugary snack. If you find you’re still struggling with sugar cravings, there are a number of healthier substitutes you can try ranging from honey and maple syrup to stevia.